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Public Consultation: MPA Advisory Group Report Entitled "Expanding Ireland's Marine Protected Area Network"

6th March 2021
Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government

The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O'Brien, TD, and Minister of State with responsibility for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, TD, invite submissions,
observations and comments on the final report of the Marine Protected Area (MPA) Advisory Group, entitled "Expanding Ireland's Marine Protected Area Network".

In general terms, MPAs are geographically defined maritime areas with certain protections for conservation purposes.

Having a clean, healthy, diverse and productive marine environment will help protect marine biodiversity, our well-being and our economy. The Government is aiming to have 30% MPA coverage of Ireland's
maritime area by 2030.

Full details on this public consultation, including the online survey, are available at:

To have your say, please complete the online survey.

You can download a PDF version of the survey form at the above web link as well.

If you are unable to use the online survey you can send your completed survey form by email or by post.

You can also send in other views, observations or material as follows:

By post to:
MPA Public Consultation 2021,
c/o Marine Environment,
Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage,
Newtown, Wexford, Y35 AP90.

By email to:
[email protected]
Please note that this public consultation will close
at 5 pm on Friday 30 July, 2021.

A Government of Ireland measure brought to you by the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government.

This is a public Consultation and the Freedom of Information Act 2014 applies.

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